Newtown residents ages 4-5 are eligible to register for a story time designed just for them! The program will focus on early literacy and math skills, fine motor and social skills and creative responses to books and stories. Children must be at least 4 years old on or before the start of the series on November 8. Register online.
Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades will look at the influence of African art on Modern Artists in the West, focusing on well known artists who incorporated tribal influences into their bodies of work. Artists will include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Amadeo Modigliani. ArtScapades will conclude this lecture with a look at contemporary African artists whose works can be found in major museums around the world. There will be ...
The C. H. Booth Writing Group is currently open to new members.
We are a dedicated writing group with the purpose of reading and critiquing each other's work-in-progress.
Meetings focus on providing constructive criticism of each other's work, offering support, and discussing the publishing process. We meet the fourth Monday of each month from 6:30–8 p.m. New or revised pieces are emailed in advance and discussed by all members at meetings.
All genres and experience levels are welcome. ...
Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room.
On New Year’s Day 1818, Frankenstein was published anonymously in London by 20-year-old Mary Shelley, wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It would become one of the most influential novels of the 19th or any other century, even as it remains a work most people know through cinema or popular culture rather than from having read the book.
In association ...
Three authors read from their work, with Q & A between. Sophfronia Scott is the curator of this series. The authors are:
Georgia Hunter, We Were the Lucky Ones (Penguin, 2018)-novel
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Husbands and Other Sharp Objects (Lake Union, 2018)-novel. She's also has another novel, Lift and Separate, that came out in 2016.
Tom Seigel, The Astronaut's Son, (Woodhall Press, 2018)-debut novel.
The media is full of coverage of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, but what does it all mean? This workshop will explain key terms and ideas to give you a fundamental understanding of the concepts that matter. Matthew Krieger is the presenter. 6:00 networking, 6:30 program. Please register.
Members of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will read a beloved children's story and use their instruments to bring the story to life Thursday at 10 am: October 11, October 25, November 1 and November 11 in the library meeting room. Children will also have a chance to play the musical instruments after the story. For ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Register online.
Join Newtown resident and music educator Brad Peterson, Friday mornings at 11:30am in the library's meeting room, September 28-October 26. 'Music Dynamics” features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.
For ages 2-6 with an adult partner. Register online.
Monday, November 5th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Road Scholar (formerly ElderHostel) is a non-profit organization all about enabling older adults to keep learning through educational travel opportunities all over the world. To hear more, please register.
An October Arts and Humanities Activity for the Newtown Community
Starting on September 25, 2018
Sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission and the Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Architecture brings together art and engineering, utility and design. The Cultural Arts Commission and C.H. Booth Library are offering an activity that combines architecture and local heritage, with a dab of technology mixed in, as part of National Arts and Humanities Month. Members of our community are encouraged to join ...
Meets on Wednesday afternoons: October 3-November 7 at 4:00 pm in the library meeting room. Under the guidance of certified PE teacher MaryFaith Blank, children will play fun games and practice gross motor skills while learning how to interact with their peers in a group setting. Register online for each class you plan to attend. Register online for each class you plan to attend.
Meets Saturday, October 20, November 17 and December 15 from 3:00-4:15 pm in the library meeting room. Participants will bring home all of the dishes they make. A $5 ingredient fee is due on the day of the program. Register online for each class you plan to attend. Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Meets Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room. Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic: 9/15: Weather Forecasting, 10/6: What's in Your Mud Pie?, 11/10: Light and Shadows, 12/19: cooking up Science. Register online.
Need to brush up on your French? Always wanted to learn Chinese? Practicing your English skills? Or, just maybe you're looking to prep for September's Talk Like A Pirate Day... Do all this and more! Visit the library any time to access Mango Languages, or use your library card to log in 24/7, wherever you have internet access, and you can hone those language skills. Click here to get started!
We'll be showing a series of (mostly) documentaries every other month on the first Thursday, with time afterward for discussion. No need to register, just come to the Meeting Room at the noted time.
October 4th at 6:30: Film to be announced.
December 6th at 7:00: Swim Team chronicles the struggles and triumphs of three young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.
February 7th at 7:00: Autism in Love ...
Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Gathering Room (except on 9/30, when she will be in the downstairs Meeting Room). Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in. All are welcome.
Do you want to find out about newly released books, movies, and more, that you can get right here at the library? Then you'll definitely want to check out Wowbrary.
Sign up for e-mails to see what's new each week, and browse the weekly lists online. Don't miss out when the library gets new titles - stay in the know with Wowbrary!
Thursday, November 22, 7:45 AM at the Newtown Middle School.
Don't miss it! This year marks the 9th annual Turkey Trot, benefiting the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! The 5K course includes scenic downtown Newtown, with almost a mile of historic Main Street.
Click for details and to register...